This is an easy to read overview of the trend toward prescription drug-abuse among young teens. No solutions, just information.
Recent studies and reports indicate that the intentional abuse by adolescents of such prescription drugs as pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives is a growing concern. The ONDCP report examines this emerging threat, which has seen the number of new abusers of prescription drugs, age 12–17, match the figure for marijuana.
To access the report, visit http://www.mediacampaign.org